Tumblr staffers… showing up all over the place in feminist literature.
Meet Lynn Povich, author of The Good Girls Revolt, when she talks tonight at 92Y with New York Times columnist Gail Collins about women in the workplace, what’s changed and what remains to be done, and the political role women’s issues play in the upcoming election.
Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law graduate and progressive activist attacked by Rush Limbaugh for her comments to Congress about insurance coverage for contraception, talks about the impact of President Obama’s health care law and what it means for women’s health issues. She explains how it’s “an incredible step forward” for women, men and families, beyond the contraception issue, that would all be undone by a Romney/Ryan White House. As far as a “war on women,” she says you can call it what you want but the legislative attacks on women’s health and pay are very real issues.
Today we’re remembering with gratitude the fifteen times Nora Ephron graced our stage. She talked here about filmmaking, writing, women, aging, politics, AIDS, the differences between men and women and much more, bringing her distinctive wit and perception to issues that frequently vex and trouble us. She first came here forty years ago as part of a panel discussion on women writers and made her last appearance this past fall, as part of an Andy Borowitz event celebrating his book on America’s Funniest Writers. We’re sharing another clip from an event we posted earlier where she talks about the women’s movement of the early 1970s and the huge impact of divorce becoming a viable option for women. As always, she combines sensitivity and insight with humor. We’ll miss her voice.
92Y Video: Eva Gabrielsson Talks With Gloria Steinem About Her Life With Stieg Larsson
“It’s very true, this article he wrote about honor killings, drawing the parallels between violence against women as being something that occurs in all societies with power dominance of a patriarchal society. And you shouldn’t try to explain it by having a specific violence against women or because of ethnicity or religion or anything like that. It’s the same thing. If we don’t realize that it’s the same thing, we won’t get anywhere.”
Eva Gabrielsson talking with Gloria Steinem at 92Y on June 23, discussing the work of Eva’s late partner, Steig Larsson.